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Anne Leiper discusses how we ensure your privacy throughout your legal process.

 

At LGFL, we value our clients' privacy, and we take a number of steps to ensure that is as protected as it can be.

Point number one

At the very beginning we do enhanced conflict checks. This is to ensure that we know of any third party's involvement, including new partners. This ensures we are fully aware, and that there is no breech of confidentiality.

Point Number two

We always ensure there is an adequate time gap between our clients' appointments, so there is no risk of crossover. Any chance of crossover, parties are put into separate waiting areas. So you're not going to bump into your next door neighbour, and know that you've been here.

Point number three

We always advise that emails are checked for confidentiality before you give them to us to use. We always recommend never to use a work email address, and change passwords on your existing emails, or even set up a new email account, to ensure that nobody else has access.

Point number four.

We have two discreet office locations. Our Wyvols Court office is in a discreet country location, where lots of businesses are based. And similarly, our Reading office in Spaces is also full of other businesses. So nobody knows which office you're coming to see.

Please do not hesitate to call us for an appointment if we can help you.

 

Anne Leiper explains the benefits of collaborative law for you and your family.

 

Hello, I'm Anne Leiper from LGFL, and I want to explain to you how the collaborative family law process can help you and your family.

I'm a specially trained collaborative family lawyer. The process involves that each of you would have your own specialist collaborative lawyer by your side throughout the process.

It involves four-by-four-way meetings. That means that everybody is in the room together. You with your solicitor, collaborative lawyer, your former partner, with their solicitor, collaborative lawyer.

Consequently, all of the discussions are heard by everyone. It's therefor a very immediate, direct and powerful process. And it's specifically tailored to you and your family's needs. It's a very safe environment for the discussions to take place.

Additionally, whilst you're going through the process, both of you agree that you will not start court proceedings.

If you think that this is a process that can help you and your family, then please do give me a call.

 

Anne explains how mediation can help resolve your family law disputes in a safe environment.

 

Mediation is a way of resolving family law disputes between yourself and your former partner.

My role as a mediator is neutral. I'm a facilitator to help you and your former partner have those discussions directly between you, in a safe environment to do so.

It's a process whereby you each listen to each other and you hear the other party's point of view. Consequently, that can be very powerful and lead to much better, longer-lasting relationships between the two of you. You each understand where the other is coming from.

The advantages of mediation, therefore, are not limited to, but can include...

  • Stronger relationships. So, it's much easier for those important future family events that are gonna inevitably come up, weddings, christenings, graduations.
  • An agreement that you reach together is much stronger than one imposed by a court.
  • Mediation is a much less destructive process than litigation.
  • Third parties can be brought in if necessary and needed, such as financial advisors to assist in the process.
  • Finally, it can be cheaper and quicker than court proceedings.

 

If you think this is a process that can help you and your family, then please do give us a call.

 

At LGFL, we offer a free initial consultation. I'm going to give you six reasons why you should book one.

Reason number one:

You have an opportunity to meet one of the Directors, i.e. me or Anne, in person.

 

Reason number two:

We very much view family law as a partnership with our clients. The law is the same. It's the individual approach that differentiates us.

 

Reason number three:

We give you an overview of your family law issues, and are able to give you some generic advice as to your family law problem.

 

Reason number four:

There's absolutely no obligation to instruct us, although most people who do attend our consultations do become our clients. It's also an opportunity to book a longer interview for a reduced fee.

 

Reason number five:

We can go through your options with you and the next future steps. We can also give you the associated costs.

 

Reason number six:

We can see you at your convenience either in our discreet countryside main offices or in our central Reading space. The decision is yours, so please do get in touch.